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Transitioning to college is exciting…and sometimes a little intimidating. Whether you are a first-time freshman, transfer, non-traditional, or returning student we are excited that you have chosen to continue your education at Georgia Southern University. We recognize that students come with a variety of experiences and expectations, and our goal is to help you be successful throughout the various stages of your academic journey.


The Office of First and Second Year Experience provides new students with the academic and social resources needed to successfully transition to college life and progress towards degree completion.


Guided by Georgia Southern University’s vision, mission, and values, the Office of First and Second Year Experience equips students with best practices and critical skills to reach their full potential. For first-year students, FYSY Experience offers a two credit hour course that fosters academic engagement, information literacy, and diversity and inclusion. FYSY works with campus partners in the development and coordination of student programming that promotes personal growth through academic and social opportunities.

Last updated: 1/11/2022